Prayer for Posada host for congregational use

Loving God,

We thank you for Mary and Joseph and for their courage and trust.

Thank you for the way their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem

was paralleled in their journey from being ordinary people to the

extraordinary people you called them to be. 

Please be with us as

we travel through Advent this year,

and as we seek to be become the people you call us to be. 

May we too have courage and trust.

We pray for the place hosting the Posada today 

and ask your blessing on all who live, or work, or study, or spend time there.

Please surround those who look after our Mary and Joseph figures,

and all those who encounter them,

with your love, and care, and peace.

We ask it in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen